November 14th, 2013 Video Agenda

Board of Education

Muscatine Community School District

Monday, November 11, 2013

Meeting Location: City Hall Council Chambers

Time: 7 p.m.


I.    Roll Call and Determination of Quorum     Video

II.    Recite Pledge of Allegiance

III.    Welcome to Visitors and Media Representatives and Introduction

IV.    Citizens Speak

V.    Student Council Report     Video

VI.    Consent Agenda**     Video

The following items are considered to be routine by the Board of Education and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Director so requests, in which event the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered in its normal sequence from the agenda.

A.    Minutes                                                 (VII-A-1-a) (p. 6)
B.    Bills and Claims                                  (VII-A-2-a) (p. 11)
C.    Personnel Recommendations          (VII-A-3-a) (p. 24)
D.    Field Trips                                           (VII-A-3-b) (p. 26)

VII.    Board Goals

A.    Action/Possible Action

1.    Board Goal: Communication

a.    Approval of the minutes of the October 28, 2013 Work Session and Regular Meeting and minutes of the November 4, 2013 Special Session – action**  (p. 6)

b.    Approve Hiring an Architect Firm for the Facilities Study – action     Video

c.    Approval of changing Jefferson’s design team scope of work to include technology design as requested by MCSD staff – action     Video

2.    Board Goal: Financial Solvency

a.    Approval of Bills and Claims – action** (p. 11)

b.    Approve Administration the Authority to Seek SBRC Additional Allowable Growth from the School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) and to attend such meeting as may be necessary to accomplish the same – action (p. 12)     Video

i.    $88,877 for the cost of LEP instruction beyond five years

ii.    $274,833 for on time funding for increasing enrollment from Fall of 2012 to Fall of 2013.

c.    Approve the Early Retirement Program for FY14 – action (p. 14)     Video

3.    Board Goal: Improving both Graduation Rate and Post-Secondary Success of our Students

a.    Personnel Recommendations – action** (p. 24)

b.    Field Trips – action** (p. 26)

~Colorado 2nd Grade Annual Field Trip to Nauvoo, Illinois on May 16, 2014 as presented by T. Phillips and J. Shaffer.

B.    Discussion and Information

1.    Board Goal: Communication

a.    Bullying Update (p. 31)     Video

b.    First Reading on Policies:     Video

201.08 Board Vacancies (p. 39)
202.03 Vice President of the Board (p. 40)
202.05 Treasurer of the Board (p. 41)
202.06 Student Rep to the Board (p. 42)
203.01 Development and Formulation of Board Policy (p. 43)
203.02 Adoption of Policy (p. 44)
203.06 Temporary Committees of the Board (p. 45)
203.09 Conflicts of Interest of the Board (p. 56)
204.04 Closed Sessions of the Board (p. 47)
205.02 Membership in State & National Associations (p. 48)
402.02 Non-Discrimination of Employees (p. 50)
900.05 Visitation of Students, Adults, Parents, etc. to MCSD (p. 51)
900.05AP Classroom Observers Who Are Not Family Members of Enrolled Student (p. 52)
900.07 Outside Resource People (p. 53)

2.    Board Goal: Financial Solvency

a.    October Financials (p. 55)     Video

3.    Board Goal: Improving both Graduation Rate and Post-Secondary Success of Our Students

a.    Curriculum Update (p. 76)     Video

b.    TLC Update     Video

VIII.    Announcements/Meetings/Events:     Video

November 12, 2013    Progress Report Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Administration Center, 2900 Mulberry Avenue
November 20-21, 2013    IASB Convention in Des Moines
November 27, 2013    2-hour early dismissal – Thanksgiving Break
November 28, 2013    NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving
November 29, 2013    NO SCHOOL
December 9, 2013    Regular Meeting, 7 p.m., City Hall
December 20, 2013    Last day of 1st Semester (full school day)
December 23-31,2013    NO SCHOOL – Holiday Break
January 1-5, 2014    NO SCHOOL – Holiday Break
January 6, 2014    NO SCHOOL – Teacher Professional Development
January 7, 2014    First Day of Second Semester

IX.    Closed Session for the Purchase of Real Estate per Iowa Code Chapter 21.5(j) – action

X.    Adjourn